Located on the banks of the Hunter River, the heritage township of Morpeth will play host to a series of weekend activations from now until the end of November for Morph It.
Live music, family activities and markets are all on the calendar of events and two temporary ‘parklets’ have also been set up as part of the festivities. Meaning you can make a day of your visit to Morpeth whilst exploring the stores, cafes, restaurants, and parklands.
Activations will occur Friday, Saturday and Sunday up until Sunday 29 November 2020. You can check out some of the highlights below.
Phoenix Park Farm Produce Stall
Sunday 8 & 22 November
Fill your vegetable crisper with the freshest local produce at the Phoenix Park Farm Produce Stall between 9.00 am until 12.00 pm. Farmer, Jesse Clarke is one of the hard-working local organic farmers, who are passionate about the slow food earth movement and ensuring that local restaurants and the community have access to fresh, sustainable and chemical-free produce at a fair price.
Interactive Photography Masterclass
Saturday 14 November
Josh Hughes from Kids as Creators will run a fantastic photography masterclass and you can join using an iPad. Together you’ll take in several historic sites of Morpeth, looking at using angles, light, landscapes, panorama’s to capture people, places and things.
Antique Discovery Day
Sunday 15 & 29 November
Bring your objects of curiosity to Morpeth! Auctioneer and Valuer Alex Renwick has over 30 years of experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom auctioning and valuing objects. Beginning his old-fashioned apprenticeship as a storeman at a Rushton Fine Arts in 1986, and going on to be the youngest ever registered chattel auctioneer and departmental manager in Australia in 1989.
Who knows what those family heirlooms could be worth!
Drawing with Pastels Class
Sunday 15 November
Visit Berkley Street in Morpeth and start your Sunday morning off with some drawing! There will be six easels set up from 9.00am – 11.00am and pastels provided for you to get creative and draw what your heart desires. There are four sessions available and limited spots.
Guided Morpeth Museum Walking Tour
Saturday 28 November
Stop by the Morpeth Museum for their guided walking tour, The Good the Bad and the Holy.
Learn about the history of Morpeth on this guided walking tour by Morpeth Museum. The guided tours run for 40 minutes and start from Queens Wharf at 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm.
Teddy Bears Picnic
Sunday 29 November
Grab your favourite and most loved stuffed toy, a hamper of delicious goodies, and set off for a Teddy Bear Picnic Day! There will be prizes for the oldest teddy bear, best-dressed teddy bear and the most unusual teddy bear.
Judging will take place from 12.30pm.
The ‘Morph It’ events are part of a series that aims to unlock public space in Morpeth that build upon the unique character of the historic town.